James Jones (basketball coach)
February 20, 1964 |
Long Island, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Ivy League championship (2016)|
|2× Ivy League Coach of the Year (2015, 2016)
Hugh Durham Award (2016)
Born in Long Island, Jones played college basketball at SUNY Albany and worked as a sales executive for NCR Corporation before beginning his coaching career. Jones succeeded Dick Kuchen as 22nd head men's basketball coach of Yale University on April 27, 1999. On March 17, 2016, Jones and the Bulldogs upset the fifth-seeded Baylor University Bears in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Head coaching record
|Yale Bulldogs (Ivy League) (1999–present)|
|2001–02||Yale||21–11||11–3||T–1st||NIT Second Round|
|2011–12||Yale||19–10||9–5||4th||CIT First Round|
|2015–16||Yale||23–7||13–1||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|Yale:||272–249 (.522)||150–102 (.595)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "The divine nature of basketball : my season inside the Ivy League". Austin Public Library. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
- Cavanaugh, Jack (22 February 2002). "BASKETBALL; An Unlikely Ivy Crown Is Within Yale's Reach". New York Times. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Bulldogs name new coaches". Yale Bulletin & Calendar. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- O'Neil, Dana. "Yale earns tourney's first upset following perfect Cinderella script". ESPN. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
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